Undernutrition during suckling does not change the specific or total activity of hypothalamic proline endopeptidase in adult rats.

Abstract

Undernutrition during suckling causes a decrease in hypothalamic beta-endorphin-like immunoreactivity in rats. Since proline endopeptidase (E.C. 3.4.21.26) has been proposed to play a role in the processing of beta-endorphin, we examined the effects of undernutrition during suckling on the enzyme activity. Rats were undernourished by feeding their dams an 8… (More)

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